I'm glad I don't freak out about bugs in the house. This little arachnid was hanging out in our kitchen.
Well - three more jumping spiders showed up, so I photographed two of them.
The “Bold Jumper” is one of the largest and most common species of jumping spider in North America. The spider is mostly black with a conspicuous white, orange, or red triangular patch in the center of its abdomen. Take a close look at this spider’s chelicerae (jaws), as they have a gorgeous, iridescent sheen to them and come in a variety of colors!
“Tan Jumping Spiders” are miniature low-riders, having a flattened and elongated body. Even their legs can be rotated enough to allow them to shimmy into tight cracks and crevices. The top side of the cephalothorax (the front body section) is predominantly gray in color and nearly rectangular in outline. The abdomen is elongated; widest in the middle and tapering to a point in the rear where the silk-spinning organs are. The abdomen has a broad, white or gray scalloped pattern that runs lengthwise down the center and is bordered in black. This particular pattern makes the species one of the easier ones to identify in the field. Body length (excluding legs) of adult female ranges from 10-13 mm; adult males range from 6.5-9.5 mm. http://www.spiders.us/species/platycryptus-undatus/